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Natural Wonders of Iceland and Norway

11 days
10 nights

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PER PERSON:

$ 3,215.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 3,930.00 (single room supplement)

Dates:

Jun 02, 2019 - Jun 12, 2019 on request
Jun 23, 2019 - Jul 03, 2019 
Jun 30, 2019 - Jul 10, 2019 on request
Jul 07, 2019 - Jul 17, 2019 
Jul 14, 2019 - Jul 24, 2019 sold
Jul 21, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019 Eng/Por
Jul 28, 2019 - Aug 07, 2019 sold
Aug 04, 2019 - Aug 14, 2019 sold
Aug 11, 2019 - Aug 21, 2019 Eng/Por
Aug 18, 2019 - Aug 28, 2019 

Hotels:

Superior tourist class hotels

Included:

Accommodation

  • 9 overnights in the mentioned hotel or similar, with breakfast

Meals

  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 dinners in a hotel in Balestrand

Trains & Cruises & Transfers

  • Return shuttle bus transfer in Reykjavik
  • Flight Reykjavik to Bergen
  • Shuttle bus transfer from the Bergen airport to a hotel in the city center (not a hotel)
  • Cruise on the Sognefjord from Bergen to Balestrand
  • Cruise on the Sognefjord & Aurlandsfjord from Balestrand to Flåm
  • Panoramic train from Flåm – Myrdal
  • Bergen Railway train from Myrdal to Oslo

Tour Escort

  • Airport/Hotel assistance
  • Guiding during the excursions in Iceland (shared basis)
  • English speaking tour-escort (private)

Sightseeing & Excursions

  • Golden Circle Excursion
  • South Shore Excursion
  • 2 hrs sightseeing with a private guide in Bergen (walking tour)
  • 3 hrs sightseeing with a private guide in Oslo (by bus)

 

Itinerary:

The complete tour of Scandinavia including the Norwegian fjords and glaciers, along with the Scandinavian capitals. One highlight after another awaits you on this trip through some of the most  spectacular and fascinating sceneries in the World. The perfect combination of incredible natural beauty – with deep fjords, glaciers, picturesque villages and majestic mountains and the pulse of the three capitals of Scandinavia – with their unique characteristic and charm.

Day 1  : ARRIVE IN REYKJAVIK

Arrival in Iceland and transfer to the city centre by regular shuttle bus service.
Take a stroll in the centre of this small town, which is also the northernmost capital city in the world. You can ask at the reception of your hotel for a wakeup call, so you don’t miss out on the Northern lights show.

Overnight in the Fosshotel Reykjavik / Klettur Hotel or similar

Day 2  : REYKJAVIK – GOLDEN CIRCLE – REYKJAVIK

All day Golden Circle tour

Breakfast in the hotel. Enjoy the Golden Circle Excursion The Golden Circle tour allows you to visit some of Iceland‘s most stunning sights; Geysir geothermal area, the waterfall Gullfoss, and the UNESCO site Þingvellir National Park as well as to learn about growing vegetables in a country which doesn’t get much daylight for most of the year. Geysir geothermal area is in South Iceland, near Laugarvatn Lake. The area is named after the biggest, and now mostly dormant, geyser Geysir and all geysers in the world owe their name to it. The biggest attraction today is the active Strokkur, which shoots up a column of water up to 30 metres (98 ft.) into the air every few minutes. Gullfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland and rightly so. The three-step waterfall is a part of the glacial river Hvítá and falls into a 62-metre (105 ft.) deep canyon. For the first half of the 20th century, there were ideas about using the waterfall to generate electricity, but thankfully nothing came of it. The UNESCO site Þingvellir National Park is geologically and historically significant. Apart from being the location of the oldest parliament in the world - Alþingi, it is also a place where you can see the Mid-Atlantic ridge above ground. The Eurasian and North-American tectonic plates pull the country apart by a couple of centimeters per year.

Overnight in the Fosshotel Reykjavik / Klettur Hotel or similar (B)

Day 3  : REYKJAVIK - SOUTH SHORE EXCURSION - REYKJAVIK

All day South Shore tour

Breakfast in the hotel.  South Iceland is known for being one of the flattest regions on the island. Because of that, most of all grain farming in Iceland is done there. The high mountains to the north, shield the area from the harshest winds from the north.
Among the stops on this tour are at the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. Seljalandsfoss is part of the Seljandsá river, which has its origins in Eyjafjallajökull glacier. What makes Seljalandsfoss so famous and interesting is that you can walk behind it. We recommend you bring either a raincoat or a waterproof coat along if you want to take this short walk.
Skógafoss, another famous Icelandic waterfall, is the starting point of the Fimmvörðuháls walk over to Þórsmörk. The waterfall was also used in the films Thor: The Dark World and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
We will also stop at Reynisfjara black sand beach, with the Reynisdrangar rock formations and columnar basalt. It is one of the most spectacular beaches in Iceland but can be dangerous, and we kindly ask our guests not to go too close to the ocean and go by guidelines.
In 1973 a United States Navy DC plane ran out of fuel and crashed on the black beach at Sólheimasandur, in the South Coast of Iceland. Fortunately, everyone in that plane survived. Later it turned out that the pilot had simply switched over to the wrong fuel tank. The remains are still on the sand very close to the sea. There is actually no road or clear track to the plane wreck and it takes a bit longer walk to reach it.
Additionally, we will stop by Sólheimajökull and walk up to a small lake which has formed in front of the retreating glacier.

Overnight in the Fosshotel Reykjavik / Klettur Hotel or similar (B)

 

Day 4  : REYKJAVIK TO BERGEN

After breakfast, enjoy the last minute shopping in Reykjavik, or if time allows you, chose one of the optional activities.

Flight from Reykjavik to Bergen (via Oslo). Arrival in Bergen. Welcome to the Kingdom of Norway – a country with the most beautiful fjords on Earth.
Transfer to the city center upon arrival. Today you will meet your tour-escort, and rest of the group, to depart for the adventure in the Norwegian fjords.

Overnight in a hotel in Bergen (B)

Day 5  : BERGEN

Walking tour of Bergen

Breakfast in the hotel. Discover Bergen – the world heritage city. Bergen is the Gateway to the Fjords of Norway. As a UNESCO World Heritage City and a European City of Culture, the Bergen region has the ideal combination of nature, culture and exciting urban life all year around.

At 10:00, meet your local guide at the reception of your hotel and enjoy a walking tour of the city of Bergen. Pass through the most emblematic places such as the Hanseatic Bryggen, with the church of Mary, the Hakon fortress and the famous fish market. You can visit the Fløibanen Funicular, which will take you on the top of the Mountain Fløyen, for overall view of the city.  

In  the evening, at 5:00 pm, a sightseeing fjord cruise with light dinner is included.

Overnight in Bergen (B)

Options: Bergen Food tour (15:00, approx. 3 hrs.)
Day 6  : BERGEN - SOGNEFJORD

Fjord cruise to Balestrand (8:00 am - 11:55 am)

Breakfast in the hotel. Morning walk to the Bergen port where you will embark a cruise to Balestrand. Enjoy the views of Sognefjord, the King of Fjords. Upon arrival in Balestrand – short walk from the port to your hotel.

Overnight & dinner in a hotel in Balestrand (B, D)

Day 7  : SOGNEFJORD - FJÆRLAND

Full day excursion to Fjaerland

Breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast full day excursion to Fjærland is included

Round-trip Balestrand - Fjærland including Bøyabreen, Supphellebreen and a visit to the Norwegian Glacier Museum. We sail in through the beautiful Fjærland fjord with amazing views of the steep mountains, the green fjord itself and vibrant landscape. We arrive at Fjærland where the glacier meets the fjord. Here we wait for a shuttle bus which takes us to the Norwegian Glacier Museum. Enjoy Ivo Caprino's panoramic film about Jostedalen Glacier and the fascinating exhibition. The trip continues by coach to the two glaciers –Supphellebreen and Bøyabreen – before the coach takes us back to Fjærland. The full-day excursion concludes with a boat trip back to Hella/Balestrand.
Coach to the glaciers and museum entrance are included in the round-trip fare.
We recommend that you book this excursion when you book the tour as we cannot guarantee availability if booked upon arrival in Norway. Please advise your tour escort on first or second day of the tour.

Overnight & dinner in a hotel in Balestrand (B, D)

Day 8  : BALESTRAND TO OSLO

11:55-13:25 Cruise Balestrand - Flåm
16:05-17:02 Panoramic train Flåm – Myrdal
17:53-22:27 Bergen Railway train Myrdal – Oslo

Breakfast in the hotel. Your journey on the Sognefjord continues.  Sognefjord - the King of Norway and the longest fjord in Norway. The initial part of the fjord, called Aurlandsfjord, is a 17-kilometer arm of the world’s second longest fjord, the Sognefjord (204 km). It is considered to be one of the most picturesque fjords in the world.

Arrive in Flåm, where you will have some free time to discover this beautiful village.
Departure to Myrdal by train. Myrdal station is a mountain railway station and junction, located about 13 km from the village Flåm. Board the famous Flåmsbana - one of the steepest trainlines in the world. The train journey runs through fantastic nature, past the Rallar road, steep mountains, breath-taking waterfalls, through 20 tunnels and offers so many viewpoints that many feel like travelling multiple times between the mountain and the fjord. 

Overnight in Oslo (B)

Day 9  : OSLO

City tour of Oslo

Breakfast in the hotel. Meet your local guide at the reception of the hotel and depart for 3 hrs city sightseeing of this vibrant capital city starting at 11:00am. Guided tour of the city including the Frogner Park, with all sculptural Vigeland, the museum of Viking ships (entrance not included), showing three original Viking Age ships, the Royal Palace, City Hall and Akershus Fortress. 

Overnight in a hotel in Oslo (B)

Day 10  : DEPARTURE FROM OSLO

Breakfast in the hotel. Enjoy some last minute shopping for the Viking souvenirs, walk along the streets and explore the city of the royal family, and the main Karl Johan’s street, with many shops, bars and cafes. Transfer to the airport on your own. (Transfer by a shuttle bus can be pre-booked in advance).

Notes:

  • Departures on Jul 21, 2019 and Aug 11, 2019 are operated with bilingual tour leader, in English and Portuguese.
  • Nordic Saga Tours reserves the right to change the program without notice due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, out of the control of Nordic Saga Tours. For more information in regards to pre/ post arrangements, optional excursions and conditions please contact Nordic Saga Tours.